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The Community Relations department strives to connect the Carolina Hurricanes with the surrounding community. Through numerous community and fundraising events, the Hurricanes are dedicated to improving the lives of area children and their families. Our commitment to the community is evident through the active participation of players, their families, coaches and our staff.

The Hurricanes support the community through a variety of initiatives. Over 1,000 in-kind donations and tickets are given to local non-profits annually, and throughout the year, hundreds of items are collected for organizations through the charity drive program. In addition, Hurricanes players support children, teachers and the military through various individual programs. The Hurricanes are also strongly committed to league-wide initiatives, such as Hockey Fights Cancer and Hockey is for Everyone. Through its community outreach, the Hurricanes organization has supported and impacted children and families, military service members, public safety personnel and others all across North Carolina.

Through the Kids 'N Community Foundation, the Hurricanes raise money to support educational and children's programs in the region. Each year the team gives back at least $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable and educational programs throughout the state. The Hurricanes expand their community involvement by donating tickets and signed memorabilia to help other organizations raise money for their own cause. The Hurricanes are proud to be an active member of the community.

Community Relations FAQ

Have a question? We're here to help. If your question is not answered below, you can contact us at (919) 861-2300 or by email.

There are numerous ways in which you can receive a donation from the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes Heroes ticket program allows Hurricanes Season Ticket Members to donate upcoming unused game tickets to local non-profit organizations. The organizations that receive tickets focus on health, education or underserved population development of children and adults in our community.

Due to the large number of player requests and rigorous schedules of the players and coaches, each season we are only able to grant a small number of player appearance requests.

Unfortunately, because of the large number of requests, we are not able to have players or coaches read to individual classrooms.

Each season, the Hurricanes sponsor the Pick Up a Book and Read program, which motivates children in grades 3-5 to feel excited about reading. Our goal is not only to challenge students' reading abilities, but also to help them achieve their personal reading goals. The program awards top readers and classrooms with prizes, including certificates of accomplishment and more.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate sponsorships. For more information about the Hurricanes' support of local youth hockey programs, please click here.

While compliance is not guaranteed, the best way to meet a player and get an autograph is after a practice.

  • PNC Arena: After a practice, the players will leave the complex through the North end. You may stand by the security station and request autographs from passing players.
  • Raleigh Center Ice: After a practice, the players will leave the facility. You may stand outside and request autographs from passing players.

A Hurricanes practice schedule can be found here.

Please note: Any item mailed to the Hurricanes to get autographed will not be accepted, and the team is not responsible for the return of the item.

Players can receive fan mail at the following address:

Carolina Hurricanes
(Player's name)
c/o Community Relations
1400 Edwards Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607

You may contact the Community Relations department at (919) 861-2300 or by email. Follow the Kids 'N Community Foundation on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with our community involvement.